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Solidus Health & Strength makes taking care of your body easy. Our expert therapists provide hands-on manual therapy and corrective exercises to keep you feeling better, longer.
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Body Scraping and Cupping Therapy in Melbourne
Scraping and cupping are two different techniques but are often used as part of a broader treatment plan. If you’ve suffered from a soft tissue injury or chronic pain that has hampered your training or day-to-day life, you may consider trying this combination.
Our therapists are highly trained and experienced in performing both scraping and cupping. We work to create a personalised rehabilitation program for each individual, accelerating the recovery process and making you into a better, stronger athlete.
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What is Cupping and Scraping?
Cupping is a technique that uses glass or plastic cups to create a vacuum on the skin. This pulls the skin and muscles upwards, increasing blood flow and relieving pain.
Body scraping is a soft tissue mobilisation technique that uses a blunt tool to scrape your muscles in a back and forth motion. This technique reduces muscle and soft tissue restrictions and is often used to treat scar tissue, fascia restrictions, adhesions, and myofascial trigger points. It also helps improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
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Conditions our Therapists can help with Cupping
At some point in our lives, we experience muscular stiffness and tightness. For most of us, it’s a minor annoyance that goes away with a bit of stretching. But for some people, and athletes in particular, the pain can be chronic and debilitating. If you’re suffering from any of the following conditions, call our scraping and cupping services in Melbourne for a consultation.
Symptoms that cupping can help:
- Back pain, knee pain, back pain and shoulder pain.
- Respiratory conditions, like asthma
- Muscle inflammation and pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Digestive issues
Symptoms that scraping can help:
- Scar tissue and adhesions
- Stiffness and tightness in the muscles
- Chronic pain
- Myofascial trigger points
- Fascia restrictions.
- Soft tissue injuries
Results to expect from scraping and cupping in Melbourne
Now that we’ve covered the conditions scraping and cupping can treat and how the techniques work, let’s talk about what you can hope to gain from treatment. Patients who undergo these techniques from our scraping and cupping Melbourne therapists can expect the following benefits:
- An increase in blood flow and circulation
- Decreased pain and inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Faster healing process from soft tissue injuries
- Reduction in swelling
- A stimulated immune system and release of toxins
Because we treat people with various conditions, it’s hard to estimate how much improvement you’ll see. However, most patients report a noticeable relief from their symptoms by the end of treatment. Contact our clinic today if you’re interested in learning more about scraping and cupping or if you think you may benefit from treatment.
Our approach to body scraping and cupping in Melbourne
For a rehabilitation program to succeed, we must tailor it to the individual. We take a personalised approach to every patient at our clinic that walks through our doors. We also take a holistic approach to your treatment, incorporating different techniques like body scraping and cupping to help improve your overall well-being.
Cupping and scraping methods are often used in conjunction with other therapies like myotherapy, physiotherapy, and dry needling to truly maximise your recovery time. This all-around approach is more effective than using any one method alone.
Cupping & Scraping Near Me
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Is cupping painful?
Cupping therapy may cause mild discomfort, as many patients have bruising and soreness in the treated area. You may also feel fatigued and experience flu-like symptoms the following day due to the toxin removal process triggered from your cupping session.
Is scraping safe?
Scraping may look like an invasive procedure, but it’s actually a very safe and natural way to treat injuries. As with any new treatment, always consult with our health professional before starting a scraping program.
Who should avoid cupping therapy?
If you have any of the following conditions, you should avoid cupping therapy:
- People who have tumours
- Blood clotting disorders
- Bleeding disorders
- Skin conditions i.e. psoriasis
What are the side effects of cupping?
Cupping may cause the following side effects:
- Skin irritation
- Skin infections
- Skin discolouration
More rare side effects that patients have reported include anaemia and bleeding within the skull. If you have any concerns about whether or not cupping therapy is right for you, please consult with one of our cupping therapists.
Does scraping remove scar tissue?
Evidence suggests scraping may help break down scar tissue. As blood flow to the area increases, your body restores lymphatic circulation while removing excess fluid and toxins. This process can help to improve the appearance of scars over time. Book an appointment today and our scraping and cupping Melbourne therapists can help you get started on your rehabilitation journey.
Can cupping improve athletic performance?
Athletes who train frequently are more likely to suffer from muscle pain and inflammation. Cupping treatment has been shown to effectively relieve these symptoms and improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. This can help the athlete train harder and longer, with less pain and inflammation.
Does scraping have side effects?
Although it’s not a painful treatment, the motion of the scraping tool can cause your skin’s capillaries and blood vessels to burst. As a result, many patients experience bruising and some bleeding. However, these side effects will usually subside with proper rest within a few days.
Can muscle scraping improve performance?
Regardless of your fitness level, or ability, muscle scraping can help improve your athletic performance. The increase in blood flow and range of motion can help prevent injuries, while the release of toxins can improve your recovery time. By incorporating scraping as part of your training regime, you are more likely to become a better athlete in the long run.
How often should you scrape a muscle?
At Solidus, we recommend having two scraping sessions a week for 4-5 weeks. However, depending on your tolerance and the severity of your injury, you may need to scrape more or less frequently.
What should you do after a scraping session?
Many people suffer some soreness and bruises after a session. It’s also normal to see small red dots over the treated area. When the skin is rubbed by the scraping tool, the tiny blood vessels near the surface can break and cause these marks. We recommend using an ice pack for 15-20 minutes after treatment to help soothe the skin and reduce swelling.
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